Darvin Ham Takes Aim At Anthony Davis For Post-Game Criticism

Head coach Darvin Ham responds to the comments made by Anthony Davis after Game 2.
Mar 18, 2024; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) gestures
Mar 18, 2024; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) gestures / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The series between the No. 7 seed Los Angeles Lakers and the No. 2 seed Denver Nuggets shifts to Crypto.com Arena. Unfortunately for the Lakers, they are down 0-2 to the Nuggets, which is all too familiar to last year's Western Conference Finals, where they were swept 4-0.

But things are at a tipping point after the Lakers blew a 20-point lead and ended up losing 101-99 after Denver's Jamal Murray buried a game-winning jumper.

Forward Anthony Davis was visibly frustrated after the heartbreaking loss and voiced his opinion postgame. Davis, who finished 32 points and 11 boards, took a shot at head coach Darvin Ham.

He said, "We have stretches where we don’t know what we’re doing on both ends of the floor." Ham responded to Davis' comments after Wednesday's practice.

Lakers News: Darvin Ham Addresses Anthony Davis' Post Game Comments

Ham said, "We [coaching staff] pride ourselves on being highly efficient and organized so I just chalk that up to being frustrated. You know it's an emotional game, the way it ended. I'll agree to disagree on that one."

The tempers have begun to flare for the Lakers with the pressure piling up. Denver has defeated the Lakers 10 straight times dating back to the last year's Western Conference Finals.

Regardless of what has transpired, the Lakers need to find a way to defend their home court and secure a win to keep the series alive. Los Angeles lost the first two matchups by an average of 6.5 points.

The Lakers had a great game plan in Game 2 that helped them gain that 20-point lead. They now need to find another way to capture that mojo and give the Nuggets their best shot in the biggest game of the season.

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